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Shimmy is the official first bi character of the MLP:FiM franchise. I'm so proud of our girl

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We would, but it's far too common, and too many people take it as actual representation, which gives Studios an excuse not to actually represent sexual minorities within the media itself. That's not good representation. I'm only okay with it if there is a possibility David being acknowledged in later episodes, such as when vivziepop confirmed the sexualities of Charlie, Vaggie, and Alastor, but in this case, and in the case of the Harry Potter franchise, they are already complete and there is no possibility for future representation. Basically, it's lazy lip service.


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The problem is that something like this should be confirmed in the actual series not Twitter


and apart from that, it's also a good example of being unprofessional. imagine if Ms. Hadley's current or future employer stumbled across this tweet. :(
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We would, but it's far too common, and too many people take it as actual representation, which gives Studios an excuse not to actually represent sexual minorities within the media itself. That's not good representation. I'm only okay with it if there is a possibility David being acknowledged in later episodes, such as when vivziepop confirmed the sexualities of Charlie, Vaggie, and Alastor, but in this case, and in the case of the Harry Potter franchise, they are already complete and there is no possibility for future representation. Basically, it's lazy lip service.
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Well, bi. Not gay.

She dated Flash. (Though by her own admission it wasn't out of genuine attraction to him so eh.)
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I don't know what happened here a few days ago, but if for whatever reason you are against Sunset being gay, because it never happened in the show itself, you can ignore this tweet and claim Death of the Author.
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You've been losing your shit on fanart showing Sunset Shimmer as a lesbian, so maybe get off your high horse, and filter the ships that are freaking you out and stop pretending this has anything to do with "toxic masculinity" or whatever buzz words you are triggered by today.
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I'm saying don't make a character gay or bi to pacify the loudmouths on social media, saying to discard an opinion because I don't 1000 percent agree with you is absolutely retarded
my opinion is just as valid as anyone else's, otherwise you're heading into the said loud minority's territory to telling me that because I don't agree with your opinion I'm part of "the problem" or toxic masculinity or whatever the buzz words are currently
some of my best friends are gay and bi, so how dare you assume anything otherwise because of a comment
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Anyone can be whatever you want them to be in headcanon, which is why it's a silly thing for people to argue about. She could be shown with nothing but boyfriends and remind everyone every time we see her how super duper straight as a razor she is and still be queer as glitter-dusted rainbows; people lie about themselves all the time in the real world for a million different reasons.
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I think it's fair to say that her being straight or bi are both equally theoretical and unproven if all we're using is the show as evidence.
Honestly I think it's acceptable to imagine her any orientation you want. For all the hinting they did with the characters at times, the show itself never outright confirmed any one specifically. Which I kind of prefer, because then everyone gets what they want.

I do have to say as far as the tweet is concerned, though, I'd really like to know where that "obvious" part is. Because I've watched quite a bit of Equestria Girls, and don't recall ever getting that impression. I'm really curious if there's actually something there I missed.
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Sure, but by that logic Sunset being straight is also just headcanon because she was never declared to be exclusively interested in guys at any point. Yeah, we know she dated Flash, but since there was no official declaration that Sunset only likes boys, I think it's fair to say that her being straight or bi are both equally theoretical and unproven if all we're using is the show as evidence.
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there's nothing official about it.
it's literally headcanon because it was never shown in the show, no tweet will ever change that fact. they only said that to get brownie points with certain online groups that for whatever reason, have the power to destroy someones career if they feel that they were offended by a comment
that was a very rude and disrespectful way of stating it, so I am most certainly not going to accept it as anything less than headcanon

mind you, I have no issues with those lifestyles, but please stop doing this kind of thing to just please a loud minority.
do it within the story you're telling and show it on screen. not a random comment from the internet
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